Junipero Serra High School
Junipero Serra High School is located in Gardena, California. The school is operated by the Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The High School was founded by James Francis Cardinal McIntyre in 1950.
The school, which was largely staffed by the Society of Mary, graduated its first class in 1953. Religious of the Sacred Heart and Carondolet Sisters and archdiocesan priests have also helped to staff the school at various times in its history. The last Marianists left the school in 1994. The school has played a very important role in the life of the community, graduating over four thousand students.
The current administration and faculty are predominately lay women and men. Their dedication to the Catholic philosophy of education and values of the Gospel serves as an example for today's youth.
In addition to Gardena, the school also serves Carson, Compton, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, South Central Los Angeles and Torrance. The student body brings with it a diverse cultural and ethnic background which continues to enrich the traditions begun in 1950.
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